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Aug 9, 2009 7:00am EDT
environmental movement dropped u.s. population stabilization as one of its goals. [ ♪music ] >> bonnie: hello, i'm bonnie erbÉ. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. in the 1970s, u.s. population and the environment were widely and publicly linked in popular culture and by the environmental movement. but today the environmental movement eschews the population issue. in the first of a three-part series, we look at why and how this happened. organizers of the first earth day in 1970 called u.s. population stabilization critical to restoring the environment. the nationwide celebration produced a particular groundswell that spurred congress and the nixon, ford and carter administrations to enact a host of sweeping environmental laws including president nixon's national environmental policy act, often referred to as the nation's environmental magna carta. >> i mean, they really did a phenomenal job of studying it. it was a very scholarly approach. they had economists, environmentalists, everybody else, trying to look at the whole ef
Aug 16, 2009 11:00am EDT
situation there was assumed to be improving and so u.s. forces could do an aggressive pullout and some suggested that schedule to be accelerated to be out of iraq by 2011. security situation there is a little bit rougher. brian, any chance that u.s. forces will stay there beyond 2011? >> i think there are clear signs in the last couple of weeks there are ethnic tensions, very strong ones still simmering just beneath the surface and growing concern that could come out into the open. certainly there are extremists that are trying to stoke those fires again. and certainly the u.s. military expresses concern that this could get out of hand. on the other hand they are encouraged that so far things have been relatively stable. that the shiah population have been reserved in not responding to these more recent attacks. but having said that, with the elections coming up in january for the parliament in iraq, there is very little chance i think there will be some movement further movement on the political reconciliation that needs to happen because people will be angling for the elections and s
Aug 9, 2009 5:00pm EDT
whether all of them made it out of the building. >>> the u.s. military says 51 u.s. soldiers in iraq were diagnosed with swine flu. the associate press reports all of them have fully recovered after treatment but 71 other u.s. soldiers suspected of contracting the virus remain in isolation. ap says iraqi health officials have confirmed the country's first case of swine flu death. the woman was from the southern town of najaf. the u.s. military is testing any soldier with a fever or sore throat. >>> a public funeral is being held for 8-year-old robert manuel. his body was found in a canal in boise, idaho. he disappeared after leaving his mother's apartment on july 28th. police are investigating his death as a homicide. there is no evidence the boy was abducted by a stranger. manwill was visiting his mother. >>> president obama is flying to mexico for a two-day summit to meet with leaders of mexico and canada. they are expected to work on trade, immigration and drug trafficking. clean energy and the economic crisis are top priorities. all three countries have strong ties to the north americ
Aug 3, 2009 4:00am EDT
the u.s. later this week. >>> nymex light sweet crude processed $70 per barrel. gaining ground by more than $70.54. brent up by nearly a dollar as well. let's head over to the u.s. with bertha coombs. how are you futures looking? >> happy monday to you. a huge week for data here in the u.s. we still have the earnings parade going on. three dow components reporting. proctor and gamble, chevron reported last week. kraft and cisco. dow futures up five points ahead of fair value. we had the dow up four out of the last five months. the nasdaq and the s&p both on a five-month winning streak with terrific performances in july. taking a look at bonds now. the bund yield in germany edging up at 3.32% despite the better than expected news in the euro zone.. we did see german retail sales fall unexpectedly for the last month. the ten-year note, the big number this week of course is going to be the june employment number. surprise there in terms of higher unemployment will certainly cast a bit of cold water on the recovery outlook that people have. better than expected gdp number last friday.
Aug 19, 2009 5:00pm EDT
take you airborne to look at an extraordinary effort by the u.s. military to save lives in the middle of the war, welcome aboard an air ambulance. >>> and germany wants a million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. we'll plug you in on how they plan to do it. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible, in part, by the following funders -- major support has also been provided by the peter g. peterson foundation dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. >> good evening, i'm martin savidge. >>> if you woke up this morning and turned on the news you might have felt a sense of discouragement about what you were hearing out of afghanistan and iraq. more than 5,000 american troops have died in those two countries since troops were deployed to afghanistan in the fall of 2001 and iraq in the spring of 2003. and hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent but all these years later neither country tonight seems especially secure. w
Aug 25, 2009 6:00am EDT
association has suggested 2.2% of the u.s. population or over 6 million people, have on diagnosed diabetes. hundreds of thousands of people die every year from diabetes- related conditions. what would be the best way to reach these people? >> i think there is a lot we can do. to raise awareness in our own circles of life, our family, our friends. reporters in the room on a larger scale. just try to raise awareness and do what we can to get people involved. everybody has a story, when it comes to diabetes. when someone comes up in s. something to be signed for their knees or daughter, they will say that she is a diabetic and she has watched you and been encouraged by which to have to said. as far as the undiagnosed kids, and people who have diabetes and the world, if you can, go check it out if you start to see symptoms that i have talked about "thursday, losing weight, having a bad attitude, go to your doctor and check it out and see with the deal is. you never know. i get hit with a after having 13 years of perfect medical history. you never think it will, and it may. always be aware and
Aug 17, 2009 4:00am EDT
looking?g? >> not too well, rebecca. as you know, asia is not getting a chance to react to the u.s. confidence data coming out on friday. a sell-off in the region. the kospi down 2.8%. the economy did nothing to lift the shang hang market. the hang seng down 3.6% and the sensex 2.3%. in terms of nymymenymex, down a. brent should be lower as well following it. brent is trading around the ranges of $70.95 a barrel. bertha, please give us some good news. >> christine, we seem to be taking our tone from you. the market looks to extend losses. futures well below fair value. we'll get another read on consumers. earnings from lowe's and data later from housing from the national association of realtors. those are likely to weigh on the markets. we've got dow futures 120 points or so below fair value. nasdaq futures well below. s&p futures as well. taking a look at the bond market, we are seeing a move to safe havens, the yields lower. the guild in london, a record low yield. the ten-year bund at 3.3%. the ten-year note here. we are going to hear from ben bernanke at the end of the week. th
Aug 13, 2009 4:00am EDT
coombs in the u.s. the retail sector is in focus today as walmart posts second quarter results. >>> hello and welcome to cnbc's "worldwide exchange." so global equities trying to be firmer. the ftse cnbc 300 is up 21 points. we managed to get a positive close in wall street. european stock markets had a bit of a boost here this morning with the growth numbers out of france and germany. we're going to get the eu whole number coming out in a while. the ftse 100 up 0.8% as well as the xetra dax. cac 40 up 0.7% and smi up 0.5%. what happened this morning, the growth dmeft irk numbers up 0.3% in germany. it's down on a comparative basis, 7.1% less than where we were standing for growth a year ago. but quarter on quarter, it was positive. that helped the euro extend some gains against the dollar this morning. euro/dollar up to 1.4245. dollar is firmer against the yen and sterling rebounded, as well against the greenback. >> those upbeat comments from the fed gave markets here enough region to cheer. markets gaining higher in asia, for instance, the nikkei 225 up 0.8%. the kospi margi
Aug 31, 2009 4:00am EDT
brent, but it should be pulling, as well. mike, over to you in the u.s. how are you today? >> thanks, christine. doing well, thank you. hope you are too. and we're about 5 1/2 hours away from the opening bell here in the united states. and we do have the futures pointing toward a lower open across the board. basically investors doing a read through from what's going on in asia and china and barring a major meltdown in the stock market today. nonetheless, this could be the best stock rally, the best six-month rally, that is, since 1933. moving over to the treasury markets, even though we did see that slight selloff in the stock market on friday, we did see the price go up and the yield come down. that's continuing today at 2.3%, but maybe a pronounced selloff if we move on to the ten-year tee note. right now we have the yield pulling in again just a little bit at 3.4%. as far as gold is concerned, it did go up 1% in friday's trading, and it might be oil price related, christine was just talking about and also inflation fear-related, but we did see the price holding steady earlier, but
Aug 26, 2009 12:00am EDT
has many suitors. the competition is growing fast. u.s. oil giant exxonmobil is now investing $97 million in exploration, and libya's national oil company has partnership deals with everyone from russia's gazprom to the italian giant eni to japanese firm nippon oil. analysts call libya the most exciting investment opportunity in the world with $50 billion of government contracts on offer over the next three years. yet, it is notoriously bureaucratic and controlled by one family. british businesses depend on the uk government to help them compete. >> this is where they do require political expertise. people who can help them navigate some the decisionmaking processes. open doors. arrange meetings. arrange visas. at all sorts of levels. so, yeah, clearly, british government and governments from other markets to -- from other countries can help business considerably. >> reporter: the relationship between uk plc and the government is close because in libya, it has to be. businesses will certainly be glad that as released on compassionate grounds, but were they lobbying for it, too? >>
Aug 31, 2009 5:00pm EDT
soon. first of all, the united states and also this new government both called the u.s./japan alliance the cornerstone for east asian peace and security. but the new democratic party in japan wanted to have so-called equal standing, equal relations. and this phrase kind of puzzled the u.s. side. and the democratic parties also want to have a review of certain u.s./japan military agreements. and this also makes some causes some trouble amok the u.s./japanese exports. >> what do you think is behind hatoya in, a's plan to put an end to the refuelling of u.s. ship, supporting the war effort in afghanistan? >> well, hatoyama's party, they are against the iraq war, first of all. and they are against using military powers to solve international affairs. and that's why they wanted to stop the legislation to continue the refuelling of the u.s. warships in the indian ocean but the question is, they still want to work with the united states to fight against extremism. so they have to find another alternative somehow to show that u.s. is -- i mean, japan is willing to work with the obama
Aug 10, 2009 5:00pm EDT
the u.s. have been sending the message that the security situation has steadily improved. american troops, 132,000 of them, are now in a support role. and in recent days the government has relaxed security in baghdad. but once again today, there was violence. a wave of it killing at least 48 people and wounding more than 250. the attacks were in a town near mosul in the north and in baghdad itself. the continuing violence and why it is happening is our "lead focus" tonight. we start with hoda abdel hamid of al jazeera english. >> reporter: early morning in iraq and dozens of people are already confirmed dead in various attacks. each underscoring one of the many conflicts that still plague the country. in baghdad, officials say five bombs went off. the deadliest ones targeted day laborers waiting for a job. one of the bombings in hay al amel in the west of the capital, one of the few areas where sunnis and shias still live side by side. the bomb was hidden inside a cement bag, says this man. moments later, a second blast, further north in western baghdad, also killed day workers, th
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Aug 2, 2009 3:00am EDT
arrested three u.s. tourist after they crossed the border from iraq. the trio apparently was on a hike in the mountains section of northern iraq. that buffers the kurdistan province. iran said they were arrested because they did not obey orders from the guards. knowing understand from kurdish officials in iraq the detainees are two men and one woman. details are in short supply but here is what we know based on reports. the three u.s. citizens were staying in iraq's oil-rich and self ruled kurdish reason that region. this part of iraq is relatively free of violence. in fact it's a draw to adventure stories for its scenery. understanded for a friend stayed behind at the hotel because of and elements and kurdish officials tell us he then received a phone call from his friends saying iranian border guards had surrounded them. since then, not a word. the u.s. has not had a diplomatic ties with iran since 1879. the state department now asking switzerland to represent its interests in iran specifically to confirm whether or not these reports of the three americans are in fact being deta
Aug 19, 2009 4:00am EDT
york times" saying that the u.s. continues to need that stimulus, do everything that's important right now, but they have to keep an eye on the future, he says. estimate ewe husband and the net debt of the country is growing at 1 percentage point per month and that's something to worry about long-term. we'll talk more about that in a moment. taking a look at bond, the 10-year bund at this point trading down right now. the yield is lower at 3.27% ahead of the boe minutes which which are due out in the next hour. and also we've got the ten-year note here down to 3.45% having rallied at this point yesterday. taking a look at gold with a bit of dollar strength this morning, we are seeing a bit of gold weakness just a skosh, off 0.4% down about $3.85. joining us now is ivan mamale and simon grose-hodge in lichtenstein. simon, i want to start with you. in your notes, you say essentially the data that everyone has been pinning their recovery hopes on is starting to plateau. i'm wondering if you see the markets kind of in that same sort of stall pattern heading here into the fall. >> yea
Aug 1, 2009 12:00am EDT
martin savidge. >>> for u.s. troops and iraqi civilians, this has been one of the least, that's right, least deadly months since the war in iraq began six years ago. in fact, a senior u.s. military officer has broken ranks with its superiors and president obama saying it's time for the united states to declare victory iraq and go home. but then there are days like today, when a series of bombs exploded near five shiite mosques in baghdad, killing at least 29 people. and shattering the perception at least for now that iraq is a much safer place than it used to be. in tonight's "lead focus," the latest violence in iraq, what it says about security and the american mission as it winds down. >> the deadliest of today's attacks took place in the northern baghdad neighborhood of al shaab. according to iraqi officials at least 24 people were killed and 17 wounded in the explosion of a car bomb near a shiite mosque. worshipers had gathered at the mosque for friday prayers. the scene outside spoke to the carnage. prayer rugs were stained with blood, scores of shoes littered the ground. with al
Aug 4, 2009 7:00am EDT
north korea to try to negotiate the release of two u.s. journalists who were jailed. police detained four men who allegedly planned a third assault on an army base. arrests of three americans who crossed the border from iraq, entered illegally. the meeting for the first time in 20 years. the palestinian groups fought a comes up with a fresher approach to dealing with israel. also this hour -- >> on the wrong side of europe, condemned to death. >> ukraine's poor health. how the economic and political crisis is having a serious impact on the country house unlocked -- and the new film "9." is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, 8:00 p.m. in the p'yongyang. where there has been a surprising turn in the troubled relations between north korea and the united states. the former american president, bill clinton, has a ride in the north capitol to try to negotiate the release of two u.s. journalists who were sentenced to 12 years' hard labor. euna lee and orlin were jailed in june after being convicted of entering the country illegally. the invitation to bill clinton may be a s
Aug 6, 2009 6:30pm EDT
less photographed, but u.s. forces have been on an intense hunt for baitullah mehsud, the leader of the talupon. unarmed drones, the weapon of choice, have been closing in on him for weeks and, today, u.s. and pakistani officials are saying they think mehsud has finally been killed by one of those strikes. martha raddatz is in washington tonight. good evening. >>> senior officials tell abc news president obama was detailed today on why the u.s. believes there are strong indication said butullea mehsud is dead. his back is to the camera in this rare video of him. he's enemy number one in pakistan, believed to be behind some of the most spectacular attacks in that country, including the assassination of benazir bhutto. u.s. officials consider him a grave threat as well. the nexus of all terror groups in pakistan. the u.s. and pakistan have been trying to track mehsud for months. nine of the last ten cia drone strikes have been aimed add his network, but u.s. and pakistani officials believe a strike in south waziristan yesterday likely killed him. omps saying there's a 95% chance he's amon
Aug 12, 2009 6:30pm EDT
, we'll look at what is at stake. >>> send in the marines. a new u.s. offensive in afghanistan meets fierce resistance. there is an election coming. >>> a new look at breast cancer, two new studies out. how will that they affect treatment options? >>> become to woodstock, 40 years later. whatever happened to these two people? where are they now? so tune in, turn on, "nightly where are they now? so tune in, turn on, "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's been a long, hot summer for a lot of members of congress who might have just thought they were coming home for a mostly relaxing month-long break. instead a lot of them have been forced to work hard and talk fast. as town meetings in their districts designed to get in touch with their constituents have instead become rough outings. yesterday, the president waded in a town meeting of his own. while there were no flared tempers at that particular event, the white house is hoping to temper the talk out there and get a health care reform deal done. we begin tonight with white house
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Aug 12, 2009 7:00pm EDT
captioning institute shepard: u.s. marines now on the move. they are looking to free a town from taliban forces. >> we are on the offensive. shepard: tonight, the video you will see only on fox. >> pushing back at to the health care town halls and why the aarp says they are not on board yet. the issues are so important, they are about the health of our parents, children, ourselves. across america, lawmakers have been holding town hall meetings to talk about to the health-care plan. they are trying to create a health care system for uninsured americans. a lot of people are fired up on this. we put people on location in colorado, california, maryland, iowa, new jersey. we have noticed something in common at many of these meetings, it seems that with passions and tempers running so high that issues are drowned out by debate. just because people are yelling, it does not mean that they are getting their message across any more clear. >> i am here today because i believe in town hall meetings. shepard: this senator fielding questions and hearing accusations about the scope of
Aug 3, 2009 4:30am EDT
>>> this morning on "early today," mystery solved. the remains of a u.s. naval pilot shot down during the first gulf war are finally located. >>> out of catch. the obama administration puts the pressure on congress for more funding for its cash for clunker program. >>> and dynamite bust. efforts to implode a building in >>> and dynamite bust. efforts to implode a building in turkey go horribly wrong. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning, everyone. i'm dan kloeffler. >>> and today we begin with finding captain speicher. after nearly two decades of promising leads and crushing rumors, the u.s. military has identified the remains of the u.s. pilot listed as the first u.s. casualty of the persian gulf war. nbc's gina kim reports. >> reporter: his plane was shot down in iraq on january 17th, 1991. the very first night of the first gulf war. >> there's been a single american aircraft lost. >> reporter: for nearly 20 years, neither his family nor the military knew what happened to navy pilot captain michael "scott" speicher. but on sunday came closu
Aug 28, 2009 4:00am EDT
losses as investors wait for the new uk growth data. >> and in the u.s., a top fed official says the central bank will likely exit its current monetary stance next year, but a rate hike is still a ways off. >> hello and welcome to cnbc's "worldwide exchange." we'll kick off with the global equity session right now. the ftse cnbc global 300 is 22 points higher. we had the european markets yesterday down some 21 points or so, but we've reversed that an hour into trade right now. this is where we currently trade. the ftse 100 up nearly 0.5%. the dax up 0.835%. cac up 0.8%, as well. the dollar is trying to make gains today, as well. dollar edging back to 94 against the yen. euro/dollar, 1.4331. sterling/dollar, 1.6282 after getting below 1.62 and euro/sterling on that 0.88 mark. christine, good to see you. >> hey, ross, good to see you. happy friday. here in asia, increased confidence from the global economy helped to pull stocks higher, but not the picture we're seeing in shanghai right now. this particular market ending lower 279%. that dragged down the hang seng, as well, down 0.7%. t
Aug 2, 2009 4:00am EDT
today on u-s farm report... a government >>> today on "u.s. farm repo", a government effort to encourage new sources for biofuels gives farmers another potential market. >>> meanwhile, grain producers sharpen their pencils to analyzthe acre program. >>> and biodiesel supporters work to get truckers to sample the new fuel. >> "u.s. farm report" brought to you by chevy, an american revolution. and welcome to >>> good morning. welcome to "u.s. farm report". i'm john phipps. more so than any year i can remember, more legislative action is occurring at every level of government that will impact farmers and rural america. while most eyes are on washington, and rightly so as efforts on health care, economic recovery and climate change are fast and furious, there are also huge changes coming from state and local governments. thanks to the recession, the changes are not going to be pleasant either. an ag state researcher outlined how budget cuts will decrease personnel and be even worse next year. unfortunately, iowa is in relatively good shape compared to states like california and ill
Aug 28, 2009 5:00pm EDT
stormy meeting between hamid karzai and the u.s. special envoy. >>> in japan unemployment sores on the eve of national elections there. a youth movement sweeping the country and the party that has ruled japan for decades may be on the way out. >>> in sub-saharan africa malaria still kills more than a million people a year. now comes hope of a vaccine that could save countless lives. >>> and sailing solo. tonight, a look at two teens and their quest to go around the world alone. in britain, it's considered a challenge. in holland, it could be a case of child abuse. >> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in part by the following funders -- major support has also been provided by the peter g. peterson foundation dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. >>> we are going to start tonight with afghanistan, where the death of a u.s. soldier today made this the deadliest month of the eight-y
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Aug 3, 2009 6:00pm EDT
another several hundred thousand jobs lost that are needed to stimulate the u.s. economy. bret: the administration is leaning hard on the senate to put more money into the cash for clunkers program. it warned today that if the senate fails to act, the popular incentive will run out of gas within days. white house correspondent wendell goler has the story. >> as ford announced its first monthly sales increase since the start of the recession, the cash for clunkers program, credited with helping the boost, was running on fumes and auto dealers were on the warpath. >> i think dealers are very angry. it should be obvious to a lot of money, there have been a lot of issues with the current administration. >> the white house says without senate approval of a house bill adding $2 billion in clunker funding, it can only guarantee rebates for a few more days. >> if it doesn't happen this week, it's unlikely that we will make it to the weekend with a program that can continue. >> republicans argued misreading the initial popularity in the clunkers' program means extending it might cost more th
Aug 21, 2009 5:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: most of the lockerbie bombing were american and on u.s. television last night the condemnation of this prisoner release was clear, before al megrahi even arrived home the state department it announced it had put pressure on the libyan government. >> i think obviously in light of the release, we have had a number of conversations with the government of libya. obviously, he will move back to libya, and we certainly believe that as a convicted criminal, he's not entitled to a hero's welcome. >> reporter: diplomat relations between libya and the u.s. which had been improving could be threatened by these scenes. this year is the 40th anniversary of the al fatah revolution in libya and colonel gadhafi is clearly using al megrahi return as a propaganda coupe despite the fact that this man is a convicted murderer who is termally ill and expected to die within three months. >> that was james blake of itn reporting. >>> the british aren't just talking about how unhappy they are about the way the libyans handled ali al megrahi's return home. they may be prepared to do somethi
Aug 22, 2009 1:00am EDT
u.s./canadian border. in another stunning development, jenkins takes the coast guard on a high-speed chase escaping the u.s. by speedboat. we uncover jenkins' history of violence, a pattern of abusing women. with each passing hour, we piece together a time line leading up to fiori's murder as stunning photos surface of fiori and jenkins living it up at a luxury vegas hotel seemingly in love just before fiori's brutal murder. we now know jenkins has a pilot's license. we eluded u.s. police, canadian mown tauntie mounties, and to him, money is no object. where he is tonight? anybody's guess. >>> we now have a warrant for the arrest of ryan alexander jenkins for the murder of jasmine. >> a reality tv contestant ont the run now charged with the gruesome killing of a swimsuit body. the mutilated body of jasmine fiori was found stuffed in a suitcase in a trash bin. >> the question was about mutilation, and the fingers and teeth were removed. >> and they said at the press conference that i don't think that anybody was prepared to hear that, and you could hear the gasping in the background a
Aug 13, 2009 4:30am EDT
healthcare debate. >>> foreclosure crisis. u.s. home loans failed at a record pace last month. >>> and bomber controversy. reports that the terminally ill lockerbie bomber will be released sparks outrage. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. >>> tomorrow president obama makes his pitch for healthcare reform at a town hall meeting in montana. at a bozeman suburb, hundreds are expected to show up in protest. the healthcare reform has triggered a wave of growing anger in the country. susan roberts is in washington with more. susan, good morning. >> reporter: michelle, good morning to you. the white house is trying to push back against these explosive town hall meetings through its online campaign and the president himself. the administration is trying to quiet the critics of healthcare reform. critics angry over the president's healthcare reform plan are not holding back. >> you listen to us. >> reporter: americans will have another chance to be heard today at town hall meetings across the country. democrats are trying to win ove
Aug 7, 2009 4:00am EDT
course, is what's going to happen in the u.s. with that jobs report. so a little caution going on and profit going on ahead of that report. the nikkei 225 ended up 0.2%. the kospi up 0.7 ers. but take a look at the shanghai composite and hang seng. these are getting hit big time. there was talk about tightening monetary policy, government researchers saying china will not tighten policy before developed nations do so because it first needs a recovery in ex ports. still, a lot of investors are worried that's going to happen. in terms of oil, this is how it looks for nymex and brent. nymex light sweet crude is looking 67 cents lower, $71.29 a barrel and brent is trading lower, as well, $74.23 a barrel. looks like it's all about jobs here in asia. looking ahead to what you guys are going to give us, bertha. >> very big numbers, christine. very big expectations. the estimates range from about 320,000 jobs to goldman sachs which now says it thinks maybe we only lost 250,000 jobs, only. that's nothing to sneer at, however, that would be a significant drop-off in the rate of declines. we
Aug 9, 2009 6:30pm EDT
deaths are reported, but the toll is expected to climb. >>> now to afghanistan. amid the u.s. troop surge to confront growing violence, a disturbing report today by "the washington post". it quotes military experts as saying the u.s. is taking on commitments that will last at least a decade. they also warn the cost could exceed that of the iraq war. as for the troop surge, we get an update from nbc's jim maceda embedded with u.s. troops in southern afghanistan. >> reporter: more than 10,000 u.s. marines, they're now spread across the taliban heartland of helmand province. with thousands more u.s. soldiers to follow. but how successful has this surge, now in its sixth week, actually test. test. of going in big is working. >> when we arrived it was a ghost town. two, maybe three stores open on a given day. >> reporter: now the people are flowing back. taliban fighters mostly slashed their weapons and fled. >> what about taliban here? no? >> no taliban? finished? is. >> reporter: with supreme court ba -- >> to help the government of afghanistan to re-establish control to be able to del
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Aug 12, 2009 6:00pm EDT
and with con stuks jobs scarce, mexicans inside the u.s. supporting families back home need bailing out themselves. all that plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. the fireworks present at many healthcare town halls this month have a lot to do with whether the public believes that pelnnves that politicians are leveling with them, and the president's point man with the press was challenged today about some statement mrs. obama made that are not true. senior white house correspondent major garrett is checking the facts. >> the president's waging war against what he calls healthcare myths and disinformation. town halls like the one yesterday in new hampshire, the white house says, allowed him to do just that. >> the president went out of his way to bring up, in fact, service misinformation it turns out there to address it. >> but the president got it wrong yesterday when he said this about the powerful seniors lobby, aarp. >> we have the aarp onboard, because they know this is a good deal for our seen quors. >> aarp would not be endorsing
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Aug 23, 2009 5:00am EDT
the odds of the "big easy" winning the u.s. open twice? 1 in 1.2 billion. the odds of him having a child diagnosed with autism? 1 in 150. ernie els encourages you to learn the signs of autism. >> tonight on war stories, drugs money and narco terror. mayhem in mexico. >> it's just a death culture. >> 800 were buried in unmarked graves. >> it's right on our borders. >> it's throughout the united states. >> three dozen kidnapping. >> and teenage cartel assassin tells a you're watching fox news, most powerful name in news. >> julie: no one is immune to it. among those seduced by the lifestyle, are beauty queens, cops and politicians. it's been called a narco insurgency, gun fights among heavily armed gun car tells have killed thousands. violence has spiraled out of control and threatened to spill across our border. narco terrorists have infiltrated 230 american cities. one of them is this person on interview. they said he may have killed up to 30 people. this is war stories, i'm oliver north coming to you from mexico city. behind me the national cathedral in the heart of the sprawling
Aug 2, 2009 8:00am EDT
., this is just an extraordinary story. what the u.s. military tells us is in early july, an iraqi citizen in western iraq came to them and said there was a location that u.s. forces needed to go to and he believed that was the crash site and the place where scott spiker was buried. u.s. marines in the province went to the location, which was believed to be the crash site, the iraqi citizen told the u.s. he knew of two others who were called, seen an american jet hit the desert floor on the night of january 17th, 1991, and that veterans had buried the pilot of that plane in the desert. so the marines very quietly, no one knew this was going on over the last several days had gone to this site, dug up skeletal remains and bone fragments. in fact, let me go back one second here. one of the iraqi citizens said they were present when captain spiker was found dead at the crash site and his remains were buried. what has been happening out of public view over the last several days, the remains brought back to the united states, positively identified by the armed forces substitute of pathol
Aug 11, 2009 6:00am EDT
, the u.s., mexico, canada have to restart our agreements. we recognize that it is essential to abide by nafta and to resolve the pending conflicts that impede us to reach a greater regional competitiveness. it is important to see how we will fulfil our commitments in regard to the environment and in regard to our labour domain in the trade agreements we have among starke countries. i'm convinced that and tapping the advantages offered by our economic investments, labor, technology, and natural resources, by this we can be successful in the world that is ferociously competing. at this summit we have reached important agreement, boosting standardization of the regulations and specifications of our products as well as sanitary procedures that can be simplified as well as increasing without any losses, the economic competitiveness of our region. the objective is to have secure and efficient conditions, these procedures to be implemented with no bureaucratic or far- fetched red tape in our offices. and this will decrease the prices for staples and foods and improve competitiveness of our
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Aug 4, 2009 7:47pm EDT
's, if convicted in the u.s., could face decades in prison. the f.b.i., working closely with israeli authorities, planted hidden cameras that helped bust the operation. the u.s. wants the suspects extradited. >> these people targeted elderly victims in the u.s. the social damage was in the u.s. the united states authorities want to prosecute them and they should be extradited. >> the defense authorities indicate that since the scam was done in israel, they should be prosecuted here. >> if they will be found guilty, they will be sent to jail for many years here in israel. there is no need to transfer hundreds of officers to testify against them in the united states. >> the suspects are expected to appear in court on august 12 to determine whether any of them will receive bail. fox news. shepard: well, some drinkmakers claim their beverages give you wings or unleash the beast. but now there is one claiming to help you slow your role. we're told it's all natural. why is it being compared to an illegal drug? and across the pond, they're mourning the loss of a huge celebrity, and by huge,
Aug 10, 2009 7:00pm EDT
immediate claim respoibility for any of today's attacks. inther news today, the top commander of u.s. and to forces in afghanistan warnedhe taliban is making major gai. u.s. army generaltanley mcchrysl spoke to the "wall street journal." he said, "it's a very aggressi enemy right w. we've got to st their momentum. to do thatmcchrystal plans to put more troops inhe country's most heavily populad areas. he'll present his overal assessment latethis month. a typhoon has left dastation across southern taiw. th powerful storm dumped up to 80 inches of rain ovethe wekend. wespread flooding submerged towns aneven washed away a three-story building. and mudslides buried an tire village, leaving as my as 400 people missing and feared dd. the stormoved on to mainland china, where nrly one million ople were evacuated. hundreds of americans began ining up in eight cities tod for swinflu vaccine trials. about 2,800 people wiltake part in the governnt-funded testig. it's pa of the process of getting a vaccine for widpread use thisall. ultimately, heal officials expect toave 160 million doses avlable. back
Aug 13, 2009 12:00am EDT
>>> tonight on "worldfocus" -- >>> u.s. marines meet heavy resistance as they try to gain control of a strategic taliban-held town in southern afghanistan. could this be a sign of battles to come? >>> in taiwan, rescuers find more than a thousand people alive in the area around three villages buried beneath mudslides triggered by last weekends typhoon. >>> we continue to look at the impact of climate change on remote lands. tonight, we're back in nepal to see how a centuries old way of life is being threatened. where did the glaciers go? >>> and mexico's ongoing against drug cartels was a topic at this weeks north america summit. tonight our "signature story" focuses on one of the painful side effects of that fight. the disappeared. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here is what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in part by the following funders -- >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. >>> united states marines went on the offensive today. launching a major new attack on a taliban stronghold in the south of that country. hundr
Aug 21, 2009 4:00am EDT
depending on where you are. if you take a look at the u.s. futures, remember, you have a three-day winning streak as we closed out on wall street. a little bit of strength in the futures if you take a peek at the fair value here today. the dow, nasdaq and the s&p, little change in the fair value. if you take a look at the bund in germany, first we'll take a look at the ten-year bund. set the peace. 3.27% is the yield there and you go home with, viola, 3.42%. we'll call it 20 basis points in your pocket. and the price of gold at this time of the day is going to sell for $940 an ounce. little changed on the session. becky, take it away. >> i want to get back on those euro zone august flash services pmi. it was a reading of 49.5, that is a significant increase from july. still, just fractionally below that 50 par level, if you like, and well ahead of the forecast, as well. 46.5 was what the analysts were looking for there. manufacturing pmi, again, 47.9. ahead of forecasts, ahead of the previous month, but still below that par level by just a fraction. the august flash composite pmi a
Aug 23, 2009 4:00am EDT
american revolution. >> good morning and welcome to "u.s. farm report." i'm john phipps. chip flory and the guys at "pro farmer" filled it from the corn belt. i've got the details. the initial reaction to crop reports is initially to nitpick the details or assumptions but most of us can walk out to our own fields and see the proof. there are bad spots but once again farmers in other places failed to make my crop more valuable. another one of my marketing plans shot. al is on his way back from the crop tour so i'll be working solo. let's get started with that crop tour summary. the fourth down trip started off monday and continued through thursday. now it includes an eastern and western spring. in all they visit fields in seven states representing 70% of corn and soybean production. in the east they were surprised by the lack of disease and insect pressure. >> yes, we have seen some isolated cases to where we might have some gatherings of japanese beatles, things like that. in a few isolated locations. but really, over all, when you pull up to these been fields that seems to be one o
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